TUESDAY, 27 AUGUST – UMS through the Borneo Marine Research Institute (IPMB) today received a contribution from the Sabah Ports Sdn Bhd (SPSB) to finance two research projects relating to marine conservation.
The contribution was one of the Corporate Social Responsibilities of SPSB to the marine ecosystem conservation of the two projects managed by IPMB.
This joint cooperation was affirmed in an event at UMS Galeri, Chancellery Building of this EcoCampus University which saw the Managing Director of SPSB, Datuk Dr. Mohd. Fowzi Razi handing over a mock cheque amounting to RM75,000 to the Director of the Strategic and Academic Development Centre (PPSA) UMS, Prof. Dr. Marcus Jopony who represented the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Datuk Dr. Mohd. Harun Abdullah.
Through this cooperation, SPSB will finance a sum of RM25,000 to the ‘Ecological Connectivity of Coral Reef, Seagrass and Mangrove Ecosystems’ headed by Dr. Abentin Estim.
Meanwhile, a sum of RM50,000 will finance the research project ‘Monitoring of Reef Status and Determining the Feasibility of Coral Restoration In Sepangar Bay’ headed by Muhammad Ali.
Also present at the function was the Director of IPMB, Prof. Dr. Saleem Mustafa and staff of SPSB and UMS. - FL
By Mohd. Affzanizam Mohd. Amin
Photo: Ramdan Salleh Nain